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No, you don't spread it, you just put it in the center and let the pressure of the mount spread it. That is the only way it should be done IMO for GPU's with integrated heatspreaders and for the majority of bare die GPUs as well. The only reason I can imagine wanting to spread it myself would be in a large rectangular bare die.
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Little side note guys. If you do direct die cooling. Get a thin paste. You don't want a real viscus thermal paste. The reason being is that when its too thick, there's typically not enough pressure to push out the excess paste, and especially with how flat the surface is, you barely need any thermal paste, and because its soo thick, it cannot properly get into all the grooves and areas where the paste needs to be. Instead it creates a barrier on the surface instead of seeping through the tiny openings.... Going from a thick viscus paste like ceramique to a thin less viscus paste like MX-2 or Mx-4 I see a good 5C+ drop in temps.

Just throwin that out there.
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So, when can we see this thread get a sticky......yes I said it
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Nice plug for you Dwood.
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Originally Posted by Dwood View Post

someone sent me this link
http://thetecherra.com/2012/04/13/using-antecs-kuhler-620-on-a-gtx-560-video/

I saw that last night, pretty cool thumb.gif
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Nice plug for you Dwood.

Nice review indeed. Kinda scratching my head on the results tho. As in his original mod review, most everyone else seem to getting much better results.
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Its evident to me as to how little regard to proper mounting practices were applied in this video. Now the video could have been a mock up of how the application works and the real mounting was done off camara. I saw some big mistakes during the mounting of the pump. That pump slid across that IHS no less than four times and im sure i saw the pump placed and then lifted off again. Very poor practice imo. IF this WAS the real deal im surpised he even got his temps that low in the first place or that he did not fail out right.

Shame really as this is his second attempt to try this mod on video and once again seem to just miss the mark. He has a fantastic voice and good video/edits but still did not nail it.

His temps were still a good reduction over stock but not so much that if this were my first introduction to The Mod that i would say to myself "damm i need that".
post #909 of 8626
wouldn't putting that 620 right near the cpu cooler exhaust be a bad idea? Wouldn't the 620 just be recycling that warm air?

Also, Is there a big difference in temps between using a push/pull and just a push on the 620? I'm going to be using an AP-15 on it.
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wouldn't putting that 620 right near the cpu cooler exhaust be a bad idea? Wouldn't the 620 just be recycling that warm air?

Also, Is there a big difference in temps between using a push/pull and just a push on the 620? I'm going to be using an AP-15 on it.

I wouldn't advise having the rad next to the CPU rad. I tried it and it didn't fair well.

To be honest you have to try different combinations and see what works best in your case. I tried mine up top as exhaust and the temps werent as good as having them as front intakes.

I currently have them as:
PULL<--RAD<--SHROUD<--PUSH<--PUSH<--INTAKE
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